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solosmocker | Posted in General Discussion on

Here is a link to my recently finished sewing studio. My goal was organization, ability to see my stash, and a feminine, warm atmosphere. It is a small room with a very large closet, only half of which is shown in the layout. I haven’t organized the other half yet. Hope you like….

Oh, click on the individual pics to enlarge. …


Just wanted to add that it is working it out great for me and my productivity has really increased.


  1. cynthia2 | | #1

    For shame - now you've led me to the sin of envy!  Your sewing room is gorgeous (and so are your daughters)!  How can you help but be more creative than ever with such a well-organized room and a comfy chair to curl up in and read Threads.  Well done!  Cynthia

    1. solosmocker | | #2

      Thanks, Cynthia. It was a long time coming, as in 45 years!LOL! I always sewed either next to the washing machine, snoblower, or hot water tank. It seemed wherever we lived, I staked out some private corner to call my own for sewing, no matter how dark or small. I never wanted to sew in the busy part of the house as I enjoyed the quiet productivity so much more.

  2. fabricholic | | #3

    Hi Solosmocker,Your special sewing room is beautiful and feminine. It is so organized. I am happy for you! Now, get busy creating.Marcy

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    Becky-book | | #4

    Oh so lovely!

    What are the dimensions of your room?  It looks large to me!  But then photos can be deceiving.


    1. solosmocker | | #5

      The room is only 9x12. The closet is 12x3 with a door on either side. DH's idea was the french doors which look out to the new family room on the other side. Now that's good sized, 30 x15. I get to sew away, while DH is watching his football. I love the chair in my room and had a friend over the other day. We sat in there and had tea, kibbutzed, and went thru my stash. It was great fun. Since I have been in here, about a month, I have gotten a lot done, and also find I am anal about cleaning up as I go along. I guess thats a good thing. It seems to free me mentally to approach the next project. I did a lot of research and found really conflicting info in regard to color. I decided to go with a real color and so far have not regretted it. There are a lot of great ideas for sewing rooms out there on the internet and I studied those for quite some time. It was a big help.

      1. Josefly | | #6

        Your room looks like a dream - pretty, functional, and french doors! Congratulations - your research and planning has really paid off.

        Edited 1/30/2007 8:33 pm ET by Josefly

      2. sewitfits | | #8


        Just wanted to ask, would you mind sharing some of the websites you used in your research?  I was looking for some room layouts, searching on google but was very dissapointed with the data I received.  Maybe I did not search on the correct wording. 

        Anyway, thanks in advance if you could clue me in.


        P.S. - I have a 11x14 room which I am using for a sewing room, computer room and reading corner.

        1. solosmocker | | #9

          This one is great and you can get lost in this site for quite a while:http://www.younge.com/sewing%20rooms.htmI also did searches on PatternReview.com and quite a bit came up. Do a search on PR for organization and you will get a lot of ideas there as well. I have to say, I don't have the huge stashes many seem to have so that helps. I would imagine it could be pretty daunting to plan a small sewing room if you have 17 large totes of fabric as a friend of mine has. Before we moved into this new home a year ago, I culled all of my patterns and fabric giving lots away. I am glad I did. It just feels better somehow.

          1. thimbles1260 | | #10

            Your new studio is absolutely beautiful!  I can see that you are a woman of many talents!  I loved your organizational ideas and the color scheme!  Thanks for sharing the web-sites!  Now, I have to go back and re-evaluate some of the things I've been doing in my room.  :)  Isn't it fun!?!

          2. solosmocker | | #11

            It sure is! DH was VERY supportive in this project. He did get a 42 inch HD flat screen out of the bargaining, so we are both happy. After many years of marriage you learn to negotiate everything. Only way to go! LOL!

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        Becky-book | | #12

        I guess my 10 x10 room would look bigger if I cleaned up all the leftovers from finished (and un-finished) projects!  A bigger closet would be nice though; mine is approx. 4 x 2, with a shelf and rod (room was a bedroom until just last year).  Thankfully I can leave bins in the 'bonus' room just down the hall!!

        Thanks for sharing the photos, now I can imagine you in your room when I read your posts!


  4. sewitfits | | #7

    Wow!  That is gorgeous!  I can imagine my productivity had better increase with a layout like this.

    I love the storage space, which explains the neatness.  The color scheme is very warm and relaxing.  Beautiful!

    Enjoy it.


  5. kayrosie | | #13

    Your sewing room is absolutely gorgeous.  My room is smaller than that but I showed the pic. to my husband I have to have something done with mine.  Thanks  for all the ideas.


  6. suesew | | #14

    Your room looks lovely. But I did notice some empty wall space above the books in the closet. There must be a way of using that space.....

    1. solosmocker | | #15

      What I have done since, Sue, is use that area as a sewing bulletin board, pinning smocked inserts up that are waiting for a garment, trims I might use in the near future, etc. I wasn't about to leave that space to itself!;)

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